Outfit details and cost: Black lace ruffled top - Entrace, $50 @ a designer warehouse sale, Skirt - Made by me, materials $15, Opaques - Voodoo on sale $5, Boots - Joanne Mercier, $110 on sale and 5 years old, Cuff - Made by me, more time than money, Earrings - Diva, $4.95.
Today's outfit is based around a skirt I made for summer. I just adored this scarab beetle fabric , (it so appeals to the Egyptologist in me) and wanted to make something that looked interesting from a distance, but also had some great detail close up. The top is one I picked up at yesterdays sale, and although you can't really see the detail here, it has a lovely lacy cravat right down the front. The cuff I had up in my etsy shop for while, but as it is my favorite of these pieces, I decided to just keep it all for myself. (If anyone is interested in this sort of thing, email me and I'll re-list them).
We spent the day just hanging out and eating dumplings to our hearts content at a local Chinese restaurant. Miss 4 has been practicing her restaurant manners and was dying to have a chance to show them off. She had us in stitches as she watched a Chinese family with their little baby and said, "Look Mum, a Chinese baby (she is presently obsessed with China). Is his name Wilfred?" I have no idea why that name came to mind for her, but needless to say, we were highly amused by her culturally atypical choice of name.
I even had a little free time to myself today, and I have finally made that hair tutorial I have been promising. Now to make it all pretty for you, so stay posted tomorrow. The snaps below are of my latest loot. Some cheap and cheerful accessories, my bargain of the year dress and my husband's effort at compensation, for subjecting me to a week of abject loneliness while he hotfooted it off on a business holiday.